Fire Suppression

The response to fires is a coordinated effort that can vary from a single fire truck responding to a car fire to multiple pieces of equipment responding to a structure fire.

Responding to Structure Fires
The initial response to a reported structure fire is:
  • 2 engine companies
  • Ambulance
  • Ladder truck
  • Shift commander
Medical Emergency Support
Fire suppression vehicles will also at times supplement staffing needs on emergency medical calls and are equipped to remove trapped victims of motor vehicle collisions.
Suppressing a structure fire

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    Mike Thomas

    Fire Chief

    DeKalb Fire Department

    700 Pine Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115